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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138765/sizing-sub-diffraction-limit-electrosprayed-droplets-by-structured-illumination-microscopy
#1
Adam Hollerbach, David Logsdon, Kiran Iyer, Anyin Li, J Andy Schaber, R Graham Cooks
Electrosprayed droplets are widely studied for their role in the formation of ions at atmospheric pressure. Most droplet measurement methods used today employ light scattering to infer information about an electrosprayed droplet's size. However, these methods fail to measure droplets smaller than about 400 nm in diameter due to constraints imposed by the diffraction limit of light. To overcome this limitation, a super resolution fluorescence microscopy-based method for determining the sizes of electrosprayed droplets has been developed...
November 15, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131162/the-3d-orbisims-label-free-metabolic-imaging-with-subcellular-lateral-resolution-and-high-mass-resolving-power
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Melissa K Passarelli, Alexander Pirkl, Rudolf Moellers, Dmitry Grinfeld, Felix Kollmer, Rasmus Havelund, Carla F Newman, Peter S Marshall, Henrik Arlinghaus, Morgan R Alexander, Andy West, Stevan Horning, Ewald Niehuis, Alexander Makarov, Colin T Dollery, Ian S Gilmore
We report the development of a 3D OrbiSIMS instrument for label-free biomedical imaging. It combines the high spatial resolution of secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS; under 200 nm for inorganic species and under 2 μm for biomolecules) with the high mass-resolving power of an Orbitrap (>240,000 at m/z 200). This allows exogenous and endogenous metabolites to be visualized in 3D with subcellular resolution. We imaged the distribution of neurotransmitters-gamma-aminobutyric acid, dopamine and serotonin-with high spectroscopic confidence in the mouse hippocampus...
November 13, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130196/super-resolution-single-molecule-fish-at-the-drosophila-neuromuscular-junction
#3
Joshua S Titlow, Lu Yang, Richard M Parton, Ana Palanca, Ilan Davis
The lack of an effective, simple, and highly sensitive protocol for fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) at the Drosophila larval neuromuscular junction (NMJ) has hampered the study of mRNA biology. Here, we describe our modified single molecule FISH (smFISH) methods that work well in whole mount Drosophila NMJ preparations to quantify primary transcription and count individual cytoplasmic mRNA molecules in specimens while maintaining ultrastructural preservation. The smFISH method is suitable for high-throughput sample processing and 3D image acquisition using any conventional microscopy imaging modality and is compatible with the use of antibody colabeling and transgenic fluorescent protein tags in axons, glia, synapses, and muscle cells...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043668/preparation-and-imaging-of-specialized-er-using-super-resolution-and-tem-techniques
#4
Karen Bell, Karl Oparka, Kirsten Knox
The plant endoplasmic reticulum (ER) forms several specialized structures. These include the sieve element reticulum (SER) and the desmotubule formed as the ER passes through plasmodesmata. Imaging both of these structures has been inhibited by the resolution limits of light microscopy and their relatively inaccessible locations, combined with the fragile nature of the ER. Here we describe methods to view desmotubules in live cells under 3D-structured illumination microscopy (3D-SIM) and methods to fix and prepare phloem tissue for both 3D-SIM and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) which preserve the fragile structure and allow the detailed imaging of the SER...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026706/development-of-novel-drug-eluting-stents-for-acute-myocardial-infarction
#5
REVIEW
Doo Sun Sim, Myung Ho Jeong
Delayed arterial healing at culprit sites after drug-eluting stent (DES) placement for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with increased risk of late stent thrombosis. The Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry was established in commemoration of the 50(th) anniversary of Korea Circulation Society. Between November 2005 and December 2016, more than 62,000 patients were registered from 50 primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) centers in Korea. DES in AMI may be safe and effective, however, there is concern about increased stent thrombosis after DES implantation in AMI patients, requiring longer-term dual anti-platelet therapy to reduce the risk of late stent thrombosis...
September 2017: Chonnam Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982361/distribution-of-plga-modified-nanoparticles-in-3d-cell-culture-models-of-hypo-vascularized-tumor-tissue
#6
Lee B Sims, Maya K Huss, Hermann B Frieboes, Jill M Steinbach-Rankins
BACKGROUND: Advanced stage cancer treatments are often invasive and painful-typically comprised of surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation treatment. Low transport efficiency during systemic chemotherapy may require high chemotherapeutic doses to effectively target cancerous tissue, resulting in systemic toxicity. Nanotherapeutic platforms have been proposed as an alternative to more safely and effectively deliver therapeutic agents directly to tumor sites. However, cellular internalization and tumor penetration are often diametrically opposed, with limited access to tumor regions distal from vasculature, due to irregular tissue morphologies...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976195/multimodal-super-resolution-optical-microscopy-using-a-transition-metal-based-probe-provides-unprecedented-capabilities-for-imaging-both-nuclear-chromatin-and-mitochondria
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Sreejesh Sreedharan, Martin R Gill, Esther Garcia, Hiwa K Saeed, Darren Robinson, Aisling Byrne, Ashley Cadby, Tia E Keyes, Carl Smythe, Patrina Pellett, Jorge Bernardino de la Serna, Jim A Thomas
Detailed studies on the live cell uptake properties of a dinuclear membrane-permeable Ru(II) cell probe show that, at low concentrations, the complex localizes and images mitochondria. At concentrations above ∼20 μM, the complex images nuclear DNA. Because the complex is extremely photostable, has a large Stokes shift, and displays intrinsic subcellular targeting, its compatibility with super-resolution techniques was investigated. It was found to be very well suited to image mitochondria and nuclear chromatin in two color, 2C-SIM, and STED and 3D-STED, both in fixed and live cells...
October 26, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966852/multifocus-structured-illumination-microscopy-for-fast-volumetric-super-resolution-imaging
#8
Sara Abrahamsson, Hans Blom, Ana Agostinho, Daniel C Jans, Aurelie Jost, Marcel Müller, Linnea Nilsson, Kristoffer Bernhem, Talley J Lambert, Rainer Heintzmann, Hjalmar Brismar
We here report for the first time the synergistic implementation of structured illumination microscopy (SIM) and multifocus microscopy (MFM). This imaging modality is designed to alleviate the problem of insufficient volumetric acquisition speed in super-resolution biological imaging. SIM is a wide-field super-resolution technique that allows imaging with visible light beyond the classical diffraction limit. Employing multifocus diffractive optics we obtain simultaneous wide-field 3D imaging capability in the SIM acquisition sequence, improving volumetric acquisition speed by an order of magnitude...
September 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964568/sound-wave-propagation-on-the-human-skull-surface-with-bone-conduction-stimulation
#9
Ivo Dobrev, Jae Hoon Sim, Stefan Stenfelt, Sebastian Ihrle, Rahel Gerig, Flurin Pfiffner, Albrecht Eiber, Alexander M Huber, Christof Röösli
BACKGROUND: Bone conduction (BC) is an alternative to air conduction to stimulate the inner ear. In general, the stimulation for BC occurs on a specific location directly on the skull bone or through the skin covering the skull bone. The stimulation propagates to the ipsilateral and contralateral cochlea, mainly via the skull bone and possibly via other skull contents. This study aims to investigate the wave propagation on the surface of the skull bone during BC stimulation at the forehead and at ipsilateral mastoid...
September 23, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963440/superresolution-microscopy-of-the-%C3%AE-carboxysome-reveals-a-homogeneous-matrix
#10
Matthew J Niederhuber, Talley J Lambert, Clarence Yapp, Pamela A Silver, Jessica K Polka
Carbon fixation in cyanobacteria makes a major contribution to the global carbon cycle. The cyanobacterial carboxysome is a proteinaceous microcompartment that protects and concentrates the carbon-fixing enzyme ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBisCO) in a paracrystalline lattice, making it possible for these organisms to fix CO2 from the atmosphere. The protein responsible for the organization of this lattice in beta-type carboxysomes of the freshwater cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus, CcmM, occurs in two isoforms thought to localize differentially within the carboxysome matrix...
October 1, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906525/stereolithographic-printing-of-ionically-crosslinked-alginate-hydrogels-for-degradable-biomaterials-and-microfluidics
#11
Thomas M Valentin, Susan E Leggett, Po-Yen Chen, Jaskiranjeet K Sodhi, Lauren H Stephens, Hayley D McClintock, Jea Yun Sim, Ian Y Wong
3D printed biomaterials with spatial and temporal functionality could enable interfacial manipulation of fluid flows and motile cells. However, such dynamic biomaterials are challenging to implement since they must be responsive to multiple, biocompatible stimuli. Here, we show stereolithographic printing of hydrogels using noncovalent (ionic) crosslinking, which enables reversible patterning with controlled degradation. We demonstrate this approach using sodium alginate, photoacid generators and various combinations of divalent cation salts, which can be used to tune the hydrogel degradation kinetics, pattern fidelity, and mechanical properties...
October 11, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883042/real-time-acquisition-of-transendothelial-electrical-resistance-in-an-all-human-in-vitro-3-dimensional-blood-brain-barrier-model-exemplifies-tight-junction-integrity
#12
Zaynah Maherally, Helen L Fillmore, Sim Ling Tan, Suk Fei Tan, Samah A Jassam, Friederike I Quack, Kathryn E Hatherell, Geoffrey J Pilkington
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) consists of endothelial cells, astrocytes, and pericytes embedded in basal lamina (BL). Most in vitro models use nonhuman, monolayer cultures for therapeutic-delivery studies, relying on transendothelial electrical resistance (TEER) measurements without other tight-junction (TJ) formation parameters. We aimed to develop reliable, reproducible, in vitro 3-dimensional (3D) models incorporating relevant human, in vivo cell types and BL proteins. The 3D BBB models were constructed with human brain endothelial cells, human astrocytes, and human brain pericytes in mono-, co-, and tricultures...
September 7, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839283/formation-of-a-plane-facets-in-three-dimensional-hexagonal-gan-structures-for-photonic-devices
#13
Seung-Hyuk Lim, Young Chul Sim, Yang-Seok Yoo, Sunghan Choi, Sangwon Lee, Yong-Hoon Cho
Control of the growth front in three-dimensional (3D) hexagonal GaN core structures is crucial for increased performance of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and other photonic devices. This is due to the fact that InGaN layers formed on different growth facets in 3D structures exhibit various band gaps which originate from differences in the indium-incorporation efficiency, internal polarization, and growth rate. Here, a-plane {[Formula: see text] } facets, which are rarely formed in hexagonal pyramid based growth, are intentionally fabricated using mask patterns and adjustment of the core growth conditions...
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833970/single-cell-phenotyping-reveals-heterogeneity-among-hematopoietic-stem-cells-following-infection
#14
Adam L MacLean, Maia A Smith, Juliane Liepe, Aaron Sim, Reema Khorshed, Narges M Rashidi, Nico Scherf, Axel Krinner, Ingo Roeder, Cristina Lo Celso, Michael P H Stumpf
The hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) niche provides essential microenvironmental cues for the production and maintenance of HSCs within the bone marrow. During inflammation, hematopoietic dynamics are perturbed, but it is not known whether changes to the HSC-niche interaction occur as a result. We visualize HSCs directly in vivo, enabling detailed analysis of the 3D niche dynamics and migration patterns in murine bone marrow following Trichinella spiralis infection. Spatial statistical analysis of these HSC trajectories reveals two distinct modes of HSC behavior: (a) a pattern of revisiting previously explored space and (b) a pattern of exploring new space...
November 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819224/the-role-of-rho-gtpases-and-actin-polymerization-during-macrophage-tunneling-nanotube-biogenesis
#15
Samer J Hanna, Kessler McCoy-Simandle, Veronika Miskolci, Peng Guo, Michael Cammer, Louis Hodgson, Dianne Cox
Macrophage interactions with other cells, either locally or at distances, are imperative in both normal and pathological conditions. While soluble means of communication can transmit signals between different cells, it does not account for all long distance macrophage interactions. Recently described tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) are membranous channels that connect cells together and allow for transfer of signals, vesicles, and organelles. However, very little is known about the mechanism by which these structures are formed...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813673/multipotent-basal-stem-cells-maintained-in-localized-proximal-niches-support-directed-long-ranging-epithelial-flows-in-human-prostates
#16
Mohammad Moad, Edouard Hannezo, Simon J Buczacki, Laura Wilson, Amira El-Sherif, David Sims, Robert Pickard, Nicholas A Wright, Stuart C Williamson, Doug M Turnbull, Robert W Taylor, Laura Greaves, Craig N Robson, Benjamin D Simons, Rakesh Heer
Sporadic mitochondrial DNA mutations serve as clonal marks providing access to the identity and lineage potential of stem cells within human tissues. By combining quantitative clonal mapping with 3D reconstruction of adult human prostates, we show that multipotent basal stem cells, confined to discrete niches in juxta-urethral ducts, generate bipotent basal progenitors in directed epithelial migration streams. Basal progenitors are then dispersed throughout the entire glandular network, dividing and differentiating to replenish the loss of apoptotic luminal cells...
August 15, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794262/super-resolution-microscopy-of-the-%C3%A3-carboxysome-reveals-a-homogenous-matrix
#17
Matthew J Niederhuber, Talley J Lambert, Clarence Yapp, Pamela A Silver, Jessica K Polka
Carbon fixation in cyanobacteria makes a major contribution to the global carbon cycle. The cyanobacterial carboxysome is a proteinaceous microcompartment that protects and concentrates the carbon-fixing enzyme RuBisCO in a paracrystalline lattice, making it possible for these organisms to fix CO2 from the atmosphere. The protein responsible for the organization of this lattice in beta-type carboxysomes of the freshwater cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus, CcmM, occurs in two isoforms thought to localize differentially within the carboxysome matrix...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756467/no-difference-in-graft-healing-or-clinical-outcome-between-trans-portal-and-outside-in-techniques-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#18
Jae-Ang Sim, Jong-Min Kim, SahngHoon Lee, Eun-Kyoo Song, Jong-Keun Seon
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare femoral tunnel geometry including tunnel position, length, and graft bending angle between trans-portal and outside-in techniques in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and discover whether such differences in tunnel geometry could influence graft healing or clinical outcome. METHODS: Sixty-four patients with anatomical single-bundle ACL reconstruction performed with either trans-portal technique (32 patients, one centre) or outside-in technique (32 patients, the other centre) were included in this retrospective study...
July 29, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751906/observation-of-extensive-chromosome-axis-remodeling-during-the-diffuse-phase-of-meiosis-in-large-genome-cereals
#19
Isabelle Colas, Benoit Darrier, Mikel Arrieta, Sybille U Mittmann, Luke Ramsay, Pierre Sourdille, Robbie Waugh
The production of balanced fertile haploid gametes requires the faithful separation of paired (synapsed) chromosomes toward the end of meiotic prophase I (desynapsis). This involves the timely dissolution of the synaptonemal complex during the pachytene-diplotene transition, a stage traditionally referred to as the "diffuse stage." In species with large genomes such as, barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) we know most about the early stages of meiotic prophase I. There, synapsis initiates at the telomeric ends of chromosomes and progresses toward the centromeric regions through the ordered assembly of the synaptonemal complex (SC)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744481/visualizing-antimicrobials-in-bacterial-biofilms-three-dimensional-biochemical-imaging-using-tof-sims
#20
Sarah K Davies, Sarah Fearn, Luke P Allsopp, Freya Harrison, Ecaterina Ware, Stephen P Diggle, Alain Filloux, David S McPhail, Jacob G Bundy
Bacterial biofilms are groups of bacteria that exist within a self-produced extracellular matrix, adhering to each other and usually to a surface. They grow on medical equipment and inserts such as catheters and are responsible for many persistent infections throughout the body, as they can have high resistance to many antimicrobials. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that can cause both acute and chronic infections and is used as a model for research into biofilms. Direct biochemical methods of imaging of molecules in bacterial biofilms are of high value in gaining a better understanding of the fundamental biology of biofilms and biochemical gradients within them...
July 2017: MSphere
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